Ekta Kapoor bags theatrical distribution rights for ‘Coolie No 1’?


It was earlier being said that David Dhawan’s forthcoming ‘Coolie No 1’ was to release on an OTT platform. However, with the makers still hopeful for a cinema release, it’s come to light that Ekta Kapoor has acquired the theatrical distribution rights for the film.

“It’s a fresh film with Varun, Sara and a huge ensemble with Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Javed Jaffery to name some. It has fetched approximately Rs 50 crore from Balaji for the distribution of the film in India. The deal was struck before the coronavirus pandemic and there lies a chance of renegotiating it, depending on the on-ground scenario closer to the film’s release,” said a source, as quoted by Box Office Worldwide.

The film will see Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan reprising the roles that Govinda and Karisma Kapoor played in the original film.

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